1+ months

Supplier Quality Engineer

American Society of Civil Engineers
Racine, WI

InSinkErator, a division of Emerson, is looking for a highly motivated and results driven person to join our team. The Supplier Quality Engineer understands and develops supplier technical and operational capabilities to ensure the needs of InSinkErator products. This person manages supplier quality systems, including daily activity, root cause analysis, quality metric reports, and performance improvement.  In this role you will also apply Quality Engineering principles to improve performance, assess supplier capabilities, and reduce quality costs associated with purchased parts.  These give an opportunity to interface with all departments, as well as suppliers.


What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee daily processing of supplier quality issues including Nonconforming Material Reports (NMRs), Deviation Notices (DNs). Attend Material Review Board meeting to assess and disposition materials.
  • Analyze rejected material to understand the root cause and develop reporting that communicates performance with accuracy and insight. This includes sending a Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) to suppliers.
  • Take Supply Chain lead on New Product Development (NPD) Projects at suppliers. Ensure needs and requirements of InSinkErator are communicated and understood by the Supplier, and Supplier’s concerns are communicated and understood by InSinkErator. Integrate suppliers’ skills and capabilities into InSinkErator for continuous design and manufacturing improvement.
  • Communicate InSinkErator’s quality requirements to suppliers. Maintain the Supplier Quality Manual to current Quality System requirements. Maintain Supply Chain’s Quality System Documents.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for improving supplier performance. Develop methods to assess and maintain low variability and high repeatability in supplier process capability. Areas to be considered include design issues, procedure issues, supplier process control, gaging, tooling and other continuing issues that affect performance. Appropriate methods and concepts that apply in supplier development include Quality System Training, conducting Design of Experiments, and applying Lean Six Sigma concepts.
  • Review Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) for changes affecting critical and key characteristics on purchased parts. Communicate changes to the Strategic Sourcing Group when changes may affect price. Ensure purchased part prints are necessary and correct to suppliers: utilize industry standard call-outs; accurately reference current standards, such as ASTM, MPIF, IFI; transfer internal material testing and specifications to suppliers.
  • Preform and evaluate Supplier Audits (ESAC).
  • Perform Capability studies and Part Process Approvals (PPAP) for InSinkErator purchased parts. That includes review and approval of supplier PFMEA, Capability Studies, Gage R&R, MSA;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced Supply Chain and Manufacturing environment, including tight deadlines, daily meetings, interaction with multiple departments, and supplier visits. Domestic or International travel up to 25%.

What You’ll Need:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, three to ten years of engineer level experience in Quality, Engineering, Supplier Quality or Reliability.

Fluent in reading technical documents and specifications.

3 years of experience using PPAP



Resin, plastic molding, die cast, machining, powder coating, plating experience is a plus.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is desirable.

ASQ certified professional is highly desired. Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products.


2 openings.


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